As Washington’s former poet laureate, that’s how she describes channeling her dissociative episodes and mental health struggles into her art. But when her five-year-old daughter exhibits similar behavior and begins remembering things from the lives of their ancestors, Dorothy believes the past has truly come to haunt her.
3:00 p.m., Thursday, June 29, 2023 The Red Palace by June Hur June Hur, the critically acclaimed author of “The Silence of Bones” and “The Forest of Stolen Girls,” returns with “The Red Palace,” a third evocative, atmospheric historical mystery…
Newly minted professional matchmaker Sophie Go has returned to Toronto, her hometown, after spending three years in Shanghai. Her job is made quite difficult, however, when she is revealed as a fraud—she never actually graduated from matchmaking school. In a competitive market like Toronto,
"The Last Rose of Shanghai" is a historical fiction novel set in Japanese-occupied Shanghai during the 1940s. The story revolves around two people from diverse cultural backgrounds who are brought together by fate and their shared passion for music. Weina Dai Randel explores themes of love, sacrifice,
Join The Maridon Museum and celebrate the Harvest Moon Sunday, September 17, 2023, at the Butler Country Club. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with Hors d’oeuvres followed by dinner and musical entertainment by Old School. There will be basket raffles, silent auctions, and handwriting analysis by Paul Dau.
The Garden of Evening Mists is a historical fiction novel set in Malaya (now Malaysia) during the 1950s. The story revolves around the character of Yun Ling Teoh, a survivor of a Japanese wartime camp who seeks refuge in the Cameron Highlands.
“A Stone Is Most Precious Where It Belongs" is a novel written by Gulchehra Hoja. The story revolves around the life of a young Uighur girl named Ayshia, who grows up in Xinjiang, China.
"The Aosawa Murders" is a captivating and intricate mystery novel written by Roku Onda. The story revolves around a notorious mass poisoning incident that took place during a birthday party at the residence of the wealthy Aosawa family. Seventeen people, including family members and guests, were tragically killed by cyanide-laced drinks, leaving the community in shock and the police baffled.
“Falling Leaves” is a memoir by Adeline Yen Mah that recounts her challenging and emotional life story. Born in China during the 1940s, Adeline Yen Mah faced immense hardships and neglect from her family after her mother’s sudden death. She was seen as a bearer of bad luck, leading to mistreatment and exclusion within her own family.
"The Vegetarian" by Korean author Han Kang revolves around Yeong-hye, a seemingly ordinary woman who decides to stop eating meat after having a disturbing and vivid dream.